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Ready to benefit from 3D metal printing, but don’t have the space or budget to accommodate this technology? Then ADAM (Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing) technology from Markforged is right for you.
The metal 3D printers of today are very expensive ($500K – 1M) and can take up a large amount of space. Markforged’s revolutionary ADAM technology redefines what metal 3D printers can do in-house at a significantly lower price!
Markforged stunned the world in 2014, by launching the first and only desktop and industrial line of 3D printers that intelligently embed continuous fiber to create a printed composite part with the strength of metal. These parts are so tough that this chain link withstood 22,000 lbf before breaking! Now, they’re back at it again. This time it’s with metal.
What Is ADAM?
ADAM is an accessible and compact process for metal 3D printing that will help you speed up your time from design to strong, metal part.
Imagine 3D printing metal, production-grade parts overnight using new technology at a fraction of the cost. With the Metal X and ADAM technology, it’s possible. You can now print parts ranging from industrial replacement parts to injection molds to working prototypes overnight, accelerating innovation and shortening development time.
The process begins with your choice of different metal powders. Next, the powder is captured in a plastic binder (which makes it safe to handle) and then formed into the parts shape one layer at a time. After printing, your part is sintered in a furnace that burns off the binder and solidifies the powder into your final, fully-dense metal part.
ADAM also enables the creation of unique geometries that are not possible with traditional subtractive manufacturing, such as closed-cell honeycomb infill. Parts can be printed like the structure of bones – a closed cell inner core encased in a solid outer shell. This allows you to become more creative in what you can accomplish while producing incredibly accurate parts.
What Metals Can I Print With?
A Note From Greg Mark
CEO and founder of Markforged, Gregory Mark, said in an interview with TechCrunch, “Humans have been pouring metal in molds for 5,000 years … the digital age transformed every other industry known to man – music, photography, writing, telecom, email, the internet. But Ford makes cars largely the same way they did in the 50s. It’s time for mechanical engineering to enter the digital age.” Are you ready to get onboard with this cutting-edge technology and upgrade the way you work with metal?